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Hotel Quinta do Lago

Set amidst almost 2,000 acres of rolling hills and pine woodlands, overlooking the tranquil estuary of the Ria Formosa, is the Algarve's prestigious, Hotel Quinta do Lago. A member of the “Leading Hotels of the World” since 1988, the Hotel Quinta do Lago is considered one of the most prestigious five-star luxury hotels.

Easily accessible from all European airports, Hotel Quinta do Lago is less than a 20 minute drive from Faro Airport and offers year-round sunshine, peace and seclusion, and a wealth of sporting activities including golf on some of Europe's best courses.

Set in the Ria Formosa Natural Park this 5-star unit is the only sea front hotel in Quinta do Lago, less than a 10 minute walk to the beach, where the hotel has its own private beach club which offers towels, lounge chairs, beach umbrellas, water and fresh fruit.

There are 5 types of room available from the Royal Suite, the Deluxe Suites, The Garden Suites, The Premium rooms and the Classic rooms.
The classic rooms are far from the standard rooms, offering spacious and elegantly decorated interiors, spanning over 44 square meters, come with private balconies offering views over the ocean, Ria Formosa lagoon or gardens. All rooms include Wifi, phone, mini bar, a 32" LCD TV, Air conditioning and a safe as standard.

The resort offers a choice of restaurants and bars, the most popular being the Brisa do Mar restaurant where guests can enjoy the traditional Algarvian cuisine in an open-air terrace with panoramic views and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And also The Ca’ d'Oro which opens for dinner only, and offers fine Venetian cuisine in an intimate ambiance. The hotel’s wine list is particularly noteworthy for the variety of wines featured and the frequent new additions, meaning that diners who enjoy wine with their meal can always find something new and surprising.
In winter, diners may savour the marvellous delicacies in a romantic atmosphere by the light of the fire, whilst summertime meals are best enjoyed in moonlight on the open-air terrace.

Also overlooking the Formosa Estuary is the Laguna Bar, an elegant cocktail bar which affords guests the opportunity to enjoy an evening cocktail or long drink while contemplating the marvelously memorable sunset.

The pool bar is open during the summer season and also serves snacks from 10.30am to 6pm.

As one of the Algarve's leading golf destinations, the Quinta do Lago courses are rated among Europe’s top 20. They have hosted eight editions of the Portuguese Open and continue to be the venue for national and international tournaments. What’s more, they are all located less than 10 minutes from the hotel.

Quinta do Lago North, Quinta do Lago Sul and Laranjal all offer incredible 18 hole courses and the stunning Pinheiros Altos offers 27 holes. The hotel offers free transfers to the golf courses and driving range within Quinta do Lago.

After a day on the course, what better way to unwind then in the hotel’s Spa which offer a choice of many rejuvenating treatments and a Jacuzzi with incredible views overlooking the Ria Formosa.

There are two heated outdoor swimming pools, for adults and children respectively. The heated indoor pool is kept at a constant temperature so that it can be used year round.

In the High Season, to help keep the children entertained, the hotel offers a children’s club with daily activities to keep your little ones busy. The hotel also offers a babysitter service available by pre-booking.
The hotel’s privileged location with the magnificent view over the estuary and the sea, the relaxing walks along nature trails where it can be observed many different types of birds and the splendid 37,500m2 of lush gardens, offer a unique experience in an atmosphere characterized by the tranquillity and natural beauty of the landscape.

For those who appreciate the good life, Quinta do Lago offers the best of everything. Golfers can play on courses that regularly host the Portuguese Open; windsurfers can skim across their own saltwater lake; and there are superb riding stables and tennis courts available with resident tennis coach. To cool off, guests can choose between the glorious, blue Atlantic and our superb indoor and outdoor heated pools, it is no wonder they call it the Playground of Europe.

For more information visit: http://www.hotelquintadolago.com

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